Adams County recycling program starts run in April

Published 12:04 am Sunday, February 2, 2014

NATCHEZ — Adams County will pilot a recycling program starting in April.

The pilot program will start with 500 households and expand in September, County Administrator Joe Murray said.

Those who are interested in participating in the pilot program— which, like the recent recycling startups in the cities of Natchez and Vidalia, will be done in partnership with Concordia Metals — should contact Murray by email at or by phone at 601-442-2431, Supervisors Board President Darryl Grennell said.

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“Education is key,” Grennell said. “When the city (of Natchez) started their program, I was monitoring everybody out there to see if they had their blue recycling bins on the sidewalk. At the beginning, they were scarce, but as everybody got into the groove of it, they became more common.”

The board president said the ideal thing would be for the  program to target densely populated areas of the county first.

“The problem with recycling in the county is the county is so spread out,” Murray said.

“It is really not feasible to run a truck out to the port to pick up one bin.”

However, those who live in the country but want to think green shouldn’t despair just yet.

“Once the program gets going full-time, some people may not have the ability to have curbside, but we may install convenience stations at our pickup stations in the Kingston and Foster Mound areas,” Murray said.